1787.018: Circular Letter on Militia Discipline.
Full Title: Richmond, March 29, 1787. Sir, From a review of the situation of our country, the discipline of the militia becomes every day a more important object of my attention. The enclosed proclamation speaks the sense and wishes of the executive ... I would conjure you ... to consider the training of the militia ... I also enclose a late advice of Council ...
Author: Randolph, Edmund (1753-1813), governor.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Dixon & Holt
Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 23 cm. x 23 cm. (broadside).
Signed in manuscript: "Edm. Randolph," as was his practice; it is unknown whether enclosure mentioned was in print or manuscript; this letter apparently refers to changes made to the state's militia laws, concerning training and discipline, by the Assembly of October 1786. Sheet lacks printer credit; the firm of Dixon & Holt was appointed as the public printer in June 1786, succeeding that of Dunlap & Hayes, who were dismissed on May 5, 1786, as a result of their perceived negligence (tardy production of Assembly records). Such circular letters were a part of the public-printing contract.
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